Phone boxes to be removed from Rotherham

By Gareth Dennison | 09/02/2017

Phone boxes to be removed from Rotherham
The kiosk on Moorgate Road

TWENTY-five public phone boxes will be removed — but another 23 threatened with the axe have been saved.

BT proposed removing 48 kiosks across the borough but Rotherham Borough Council will use its veto on nearly half.

Phones at Brecks Lane, Worrygoose Lane in Whiston, and Church Street in Swinton will be saved because they are near road crash blackspots.

Others given a reprieve include Station Road in Kiveton Park, at the Yellow Lion pub in Aston, High Street in Wentworth, Pleasley Road in Whiston and Moorgate Road.

Council planning officer Rachel Overfield said: “The traditional boxes are often considered by communities to make an important contribution to the character of areas.”

Rotherham District Civic Society is keen on adding a defibrillator to the kiosk on Moorgate Road.

Full list of phone boxes to be removed: 

  • Scholes village
  • Worksop Road/Aughton Lane, Aston
  • Holderness Drive/Wesley Avenue, Aston
  • Monkwood Road, Rawmarsh
  • Hoober Lane/Angel Lane, Hoober
  • Baring Road/Thundercliffe Road
  • Jordan Crescent/Meadow Bank Road
  • Lawrence Drive/Calladine Way, Swinton
  • Gillott Lane/Morthen Road, Wickersley
  • Katherine Road/Brampton Road, Thurcroft
  • Sitwell Park Road
  • Carr Lane/Rotherham Road, Maltby
  • Salisbury Road, Maltby
  • Pingle Lane/Main Street, Ravenfield
  • Kilnhurst Road, Hooton Roberts
  • Barnsley Road, Wath
  • The Crescent, Swinton
  • Packmans Road/Rotherham Road, Swinton
  • Outgang Lane, Dinnington
  • Brookhouse, Sheffield
  • St David’s Drive/St James’ Avenue, South Anston
  • Burrs Lane/Rotherham Baulk, Gildingwells
  • Red Hill, Kiveton Park
  • Victoria Close/Station Road, Kiveton Park
  • Winney Hill, Harthill

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